Feature Friday: Shabby Creek Cottage

My friend, Gina, with The Shabby Creek Cottage, has been blogging for a long time too and she lives up in TN.  I’m happy to showcase her cute house and let me tell you, you might be surprising to know that Gina lives in a mobile home.  So, in case you know anyone in a manufactured home like this, you can see that this doesn’t stop Gina from making her home the best it can be. She has created a wonderful home for her family using lots of vintage touches and DIY skills.  She and her hubby have worked tirelessly on their home and Gina does a great job decorating it in shabby chic style.  She wants everyone to know that you can embrace your home wherever you may live.

Christmas at The Shabby Creek Cottage

The living room decorated for Christmas.  Gina had an Etsy store selling all sorts of hand crafted items and she sews like crazy.


Gina’s office with lots of vintage touches, so cute and farm-housey.


Love this corner with the chippy white table and chair.

daughter's bedroom

Her daughter’s room is pretty in pastels.

girl's room storage

Storage in her daughter’s room.

Farmhouse Style Bathroom

This bathroom makeover is a recent one and I love how it turned out. So cute!


Their kitchen is light and airy.  And that is pine boards that they installed one by one and stained dark.

laundry room

Laundry room with the same flooring.

master bath

The master bath has a cute handmade sink.

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Styling the faux fireplace, this is adorable.


Gina loves vintage and farmhouse style.

guest cottage

Here’s a space in her guesthouse that is so cute.

guest cottage bed

The bed and shelving above.


These shelves are styled with lots of fun objects, creating a vintage feel in neutrals.

winter white mantel

Another version of the mantel.

wood floors

And those floors again, Gina did a whole post on the flooring, using 1×8 pine.


Gina created a pretty little deck outside her house too, with all sorts of charm.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how Gina has redone and decorated her mobile home.  Amazing isn’t it?  You’d never know this is a modular home just looking at these pics.  Gina would love to meet you, I’m sure, so hop on over and say hello!

- Rhoda


  1. Kudos! That gal has a wonderful sense of style. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love her home, she certainly has the knack for accessorizing. Love the built in’s and her daughters room is adorable. Cute, cute headboard! The flooring is a great!! I’ll certainly visit her blog, missed this one!

  3. Love her style! So livable and comfy 🙂 The flooring is my fav!

  4. Amazing job! Love it all. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Beautiful and comfortable home. I love her style and she has done a great job.

  6. Rhoda,
    Gina and her husband have done a wonderful job on their mobile home. The kitchen is beautiful and floors are amazing. Thank you for sharing her blog. I am adding it to my daily read list! 🙂
    Hope you are enjoying spring in your new home!
    Your Friend,

  7. All I can say is WOW! What a fantastic job she did…my sister just moved into another mobile home in Pennsylvania that she lives part-time (she is a missionary in Africa most of the time) but it’s a bear trying to come up with ideas when she’s home…she has so little time when she’s back in the states but each time she comes, she gets a little more done…I will make sure I give her this site for inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I’ve been on Gina’s site quite a bit in the past year. I remember when I lived in a mobile home with paneling and I wanted to make it cute but did not where to start. She’s inspiring, and I’m going to go ask her about that black checked pillow with the thingy on it. Mighty cute!

  9. What a charming welcoming home she has created. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Wow, way to go Gina! What an adorable, warm and welcoming space. I love Gina’s message of embracing your home wherever you may live. I think it’s easy to get caught up in wanting “bigger” or “newer” or “better” and we forget to enjoy and embrace all the possibility and potential of where we ARE. Love this post!

  11. Connie S. says:

    Her home is lovely, but just for clarification–a mobile home is a “manufactured home”. A modular home is one that is built in sections, in a factory, using conventional building methods and materials, then trucked to the homeowner’s site and assembled onto a foundation.

  12. Thank you, Rhoda, for the amazing feature!

    Love you, friend!

  13. I am so glad you showcased this home, Rhonda. I think that mobile homes sometimes get a bad rap, and this just proves how cute they can be with imagination and love.

    Speaking of love, that mantle is PRECIOUS. Love the color and the fact that it’s faux. Surprisingly, we don’t have a mantle in the St. Augustine house which shocks me because the house is so old. It does, however, have chimneys which I think originally went to coal burning stoves. That’s my guess. I keep thinking that maybe I should install one, but I have to determine where as I don’t have that much wall space free.

    She really did a great job, and those floors are particuarly clever.

    I enjoyed this, Rhoda.



    • Sheila, thanks for stopping by, I always love to hear from you. I thought you had sold that St. Augustine house by now!

  14. Rhoda, I just got a phone call from Rhonda and have had her on the brain! You KNOW I KNOW who you are. LOL I’ m sorry… just me slipping up there. Argh!

    You can call me Shirley or Syliva, and I won’t mind. 🙂



  15. She is so talented! I’ve been reading her blog and admiring her projects for a while now and I had no idea it was a modular home. I love her style. Everything is beautiful!

  16. I enjoyed seeing this lovely home and even more so, since I live in a Mobile Home now also. Really, making a home is possible no matter the size or type of home IF you want it to be a home. She has done a fantastic job!

  17. Rhoda,
    I really admire Gina’s style and I think she’s so talented! She has created a warm, loving home for her family. Her philosophy-love and embrace your home wherever you live-could just as easily be mine as well!

  18. Great post, love her home! Also check out numbersandnails.com

    These two young people are working hard on their house too.

  19. You showcase the best homes, Rhoda! This is charming and appears very spacious. I love everything about it, but especially the floors, kitchen and the built-in bookcase by the “private” door. CTD

  20. That medal trash can in the laundry room is really a cute idea.

  21. Such a sweet home, love her decor! Warm and inviting…

  22. anne bradley says:

    i have recently started reading home blogs…so many are gorgeous and so out of my league…This is a great breath of fresh air

  23. Thank you for sharing this story. We sometimes to forget to embrace what we have.

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